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Peter Clement is a professional ornithologist who, until taking early retirement in 2010, worked for Natural England the UK Government’s scientific advisory body mainly on the protection and designation of sites of national and international importance for their wildlife.
Originally from Sussex, where he retains a great love of the South Downs, he now lives in East Anglia and enjoys the wild expanse of The Wash and the marshes of north Norfolk.
Peter has been interested in birds and wildlife ever since he can remember and has travelled widely in the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and North America. A seasoned traveller with over 25 year’s experience in the field and has been leading tours for nearly as long. Pete has led tours to various countries in Africa as well as other countries and islands including the Caribbean and Alaska; more recently he was one of the leaders on a summer cruise around the northern islands of Scotland and on the Eagle-Eye’s Birds and Gardens tour of southern England in 2011.
In addition to spending time in the field he is also an acclaimed author of several ornithological monographs including 'Thrushes of the World’ and ‘Finches and Sparrows’. His other interests include mammals (especially those in Europe) and helping others to enjoy wildlife.
"Peter Clement was outstanding in every way." - 2015 participant
"Peter Clement made the tour for me." - 2015 participant
"Excellent. Expertise very good." P.E. & D.E. 2013
"Excellent. Peter's knowledge in his field was extensive!" E.K. 2013
"Attentive, knowledgeable, organized, competent and kind. Peter was a tireless and helpful birding guide who took care to make sure people "got on the bird". He is clearly an expert on birds and on East Anglia birding sites. He also dealt well with the little sunroof crisis at the beginning of the trip. He is also good at helping one choose which beers to sample, and patiently answers questions, questions, so many questions." B.M. 2013
"Excellent." Anon 2013
"Both (with Lucy Chang) were friendly and knowledgeable. Mostly I liked the fact that they gave time and attention to each person in the group. Also, at times when something went wrong, they were good at problem solving." N.F. 2013